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Daniel Ochoa

Daniel Ochoa (1980, Santa Rosa, California) received his Master in Fine Arts on the Academy of Art in San Francisco, USA. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Ochoa grew up in a bicultural family. His father was an immigrant from Mexico and his mother a white American. Over time, he learned to perceive cultural dichotomies and accommodate conflicting viewpoints. The deconstruction of his identity is at the root of what he paints and how he paints. He explores personal experiences through his works that are informed by photos, emotions and memories. Working in layers, he uses masking techniques to jumble formal qualities such as abstraction, realistic representation, pixel emulation, and written narrative.

Combining divergent elements suggests a pluralistic reality and the image demonstrates the difference of his bicultural perspective. 

Ochoa has several exhibitions in Canada and the USA: e.g. New York, San Diego and San Fransisco. Since his collaboration with Morren Galleries in 2011 his work is recently shown in the Netherlands.


2008 MFA Academy of Art University
2002 B.A. Studio Art, Gonzaga University

Solo exhibitions (selected)

Booth Gallery Winter Small Works Exhibition 2019
Paintguide group show at Thinkspace Projects 2019
Dialogues Group Show 2019
Fantasia Paintguide group show at Spoke Art 2018
Disrupted Realism 2018
Pence Gallery Group Exhibit 2017
Super Natural A Survey of Figurative Contemporary Art 2017
Jessup Cellars Gallery New works 2016
Stitched Images, Solo Show at Julie Nester Gallery 2014
Julie Nester Gallery, Aguafiestas, Solo Exhibition 2012
Artist a Day Profile Artist Daniel Ochoa 2010
Figurative Perspectives Exhibition at Julie Nester Gallery 2010

Art Fairs (selected)

Scope Basel with Aureus Contemporary 2017
Art MRKT San Francisco, Julie Nester Gallery 2016
Art Silicon Valley with Hespe Gallery 2015
SCOPE Art Fair NYC, with Arcadia Gallery 2014
ArtMarkt San Francisco 2013


Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship in the Fine Arts, sponsored by the San Francico 2008